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Pre-Kinder State Mandate Pilot (Full-Day)

Comal ISD’s Pre-Kindergarten *Pilot Program is a full-day program launching at Startzville and Rebecca Creek Elementary for the 2019-20 school year.
 
To be eligible for enrollment in the state-mandated, full-day*, Pre-K program, a child must be four years of age on or before September 1 of the current school year and meet at least one of the following criteria:
 
  • Be unable to speak and/or comprehend the English language; or
  • Be educationally disadvantaged (Qualify for free/reduced lunch); or
  • Be homeless, as defined by 43 U.S.C. Section 11302; or
  • Be the child of an active duty member of the armed forces of the United States; or
  • Be the child of a member of the armed forces of the United States who wasinjured or killed while serving on active duty; or
  • Currently or ever have been in the conservatorship of the Department of Family Protective Services following an adversary hearing under Family Code 262.201; or
  • Be the child of a person eligible for the Star of Texas Award as a peace officer (3106.002), firefighter (3106.003), or emergency medical first responder (3106.004).

Required Documents for Enrollment

  • Official Birth Certificate
  • Photo Identification of parent/guardian enrolling student. Acceptable forms of ID include: Driver's License, Passport, DPS Issued ID Card, or Military ID.
  • Childs Social Security number
  • Current immunization record signed by physician
  • 1 Proof of Residency in Comal ISD such as current electric bill or copy of lease. Please note that the proof must be dated within 30 days of start of school.
  • Proof of income (check stub must be dated within 60 days if the first day of school)
 
 
Below you will find frequently asked questions (FAQs) regarding full-day state-mandated Pre-K. Please click the arrow to expand each question.

What campuses are offering the state-mandated, full-day Prek-K pilot program?

Startzville and Rebecca Creek Elementary will be the only campuses offering state-mandated, full-day Pre-K for the 2019-20 school year.

What are the qualifications for state-mandated, full-day Pre-K?

To be eligible for enrollment in the state-mandated, full-day, Pre-K pilot program, a child must be four years of age on or before September 1st of the current school year and meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Be unable to speak and/or comprehend the English language: or
  • Be educationally disadvantaged (Qualify for free/reduced lunch); or
  • Be homeless, as defined by 43 U.S.C. Section 11302; or
  • Be the child of an active duty member of the armed forces of the United States; or
  • Be the child of a member of the armed forces of the United States who was injured or killed while serving on active duty; or
  • Currently or ever have been in the conservatorship of the Department of Family Protective Services following an adversary hearing under Family Code 262.201; or
  • Be the child of a person eligible for the Star of Texas Award as a peace officer (3106.002), firefighter (3106.003), or emergency medical first responder (3106.004)

Will state-mandated, half-day Pre-K sessions be available?

No. Half-day Pre-K sessions will not be available at Startzville and Rebecca Creek Elementary. If you have already enrolled your child in a half-day program, they will automatically be enrolled in full-day Pre-K. 


If you would like to opt-out, you can un-enroll by contacting your campus registrar.

If I do not qualify for state-mandated Pre-K, can I pay a tuition for my child to attend?

No. Startzville and Rebecca Creek Elementary full-day Pre-K is only available for students who qualify under state guidelines.

Tuition-based full-day Pre-K is available at Timberwood and Specht Elementary. Please visit our website for more information about tuition-based Pre-K: https://www.comalisd.org/apps/pages/tuition-based-pre-k

Are meals provided for Pre-K students?

Yes. Students who are eligible to enroll in state-mandated, full-day Pre-K will receive both free breakfast and lunch.

Is after school care available for Pre-K students?

No. After school care or SACC is not available for Pre-K students due to the fact that we do not have staff after school hours to accommodate 4 year-olds under the Department of Family Services.

Is transportation provided for Pre-K students?

Yes. Morning and afternoon transportation is available for Pre-K students. You may also drop-off and pick-up your student following the campus’ standard procedures.

What are school hours for Pre-K?

School hours are 7:40-3:05pm.

What will a full-day look like for Pre-K students?

Curriculum for Pre-K students will follow state Pre-K guidelines for curriculum. Students will explore a variety of themes through hands on learning activities. The daily schedule includes a rest period and outside time. 

Will Pre-K attend specials such as music, art, etc.?

No. Students will not go to specials. Pre-K teachers are qualified to teach specials in their classrooms.

What are the benefits of full-day Pre-K?

  • Certified teachers in every classroom specifically trained to work with young children
  • Curriculum directly aligned to the Texas Prekindergarten Guidelines
  • Focused on developing children academically, physically, and socially
  • Child-centered, hands-on learning
  • Full school day programming from 7:40 am - 3:05 pm